Parenting is a funny thing that sometimes throws you for a loop. We thought we’d have a pretty exciting and romantic New Year’s Eve date, but when our baby came down with his second round of croup in two weeks and was waking up wheezing at night, we knew we’d better not leave him with a sitter or let him be around other small children. This killed our babysitter plans and our ability to go out ourselves. It was one of those moments of thinking, “Oh man, we have to cancel our exciting night to do the responsible thing and be there for our little guy”…at least at first.
Good thing we’re flexible and always have a billion things we want to do and places we want to be! We decided to shift gears and go out for a nice family dinner early. We love Culinary Dropout and it’s one of the best group date spots in the valley! Their New Year’s Eve menu was spot on.
If you ever go, ordering a pretzel fondue is a must no matter what your group size is. It’s so good, and I love that it’s a big hit with children too! I’ve watched a few friends order it for their children at parties and group dates and it’s a hit with everyone!
We headed home early to get our baby his medicine and to send him to bed and away from the crowds but made sure to make a stop by our local firework stand to grab a few sparklers for midnight, and for our favorite NYE picture. When we heard Jacob’s brother was in town with his cute girlfriend, and they were going to stop by for a quick visit, we decided sparklers were a must.